Mike Abraham has been closely following the Beaver Pond Forest issue in Kanata and rallying troops in support of saving the Forest over the last 6 months or so. City council votes on Marianne Wilkinson's motion to consider purchasing the Forest from the developers who own it. The Forest is a key biodiversity corridor, which means flora and fauna both live in and move through this area to other refuges amidst out sprawling development. Destroying this natural endowment would be a loss for this generation and those to come, not to mention untold animals presently living there; this isn't just about what's good for us. Lets follow Mike's lead and email the councillors listed below, urging them to do the right thing: SAVE the POND.
Larry.OBrien@ottawa.ca ; Georges.Bedard@ottawa.ca ; Michel.Bellemare@ottawa.ca ; Rainer.Bloess@ottawa.ca ; Glenn.Brooks@ottawa.ca ; Rick.Chiarelli@ottawa.ca ; Alex.Cullen@ottawa.ca ; Diane.Deans@ottawa.ca ; Steve.Desroches@ottawa.ca ; Clive.Doucet@ottawa.ca ; Eli.El-Chantiry@ottawa.ca ; Peggy.Feltmate@ottawa.ca ; Jan.Harder@ottawa.ca ; Diane.Holmes@ottawa.ca ; Peter.Hume@ottawa.ca ; Gord.Hunter@ottawa.ca ; Rob.Jellett@ottawa.ca ; Kitchissippi@ottawa.ca ; Jacques.Legendre@ottawa.ca ; Maria.Mcrae@ottawa.ca ; Bob.Monette@ottawa.ca ; Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca ; Doug.Thompson@ottawa.ca ; Marianne.Wilkinson@ottawa.ca
Mr. Cullen and Mr. Doucet, thank you for supporting Ms. Wilkinson's motion to consider the purchase of Beaver Pond Forest. To Mr. O'Brien, and others who do not support this initiative, I can assure you that it will cost you votes in the upcoming municipal elections.
This cherished land is a natural endowment we are responsible to steward for the benefit of future generations (remember what sustainable developments is?), and highly important to the vibrancy and health of our community. Don't let the Forest be destroyed on your watch.
Please consider this motion and the citizens who support it when you vote.